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Chipper Job Announcement


Seasonal Forestry Aid / Chipper

JOB SUMMARY: Work as a member of the chipping crew under direct supervision from Defensible Space Inspector, Administrative Assistant or Wildfire Prevention Officer. The main function of this crew is to operate a residential chipping program for the local community. Daily activities include operation of chipper, driving heavy vehicles, public interaction and outreach, computer data entry, answering phones. Candidates with proven problem solving skills will be given extra consideration. This crew may also be involved in community fuels reduction projects on public and private lands in the Lake Valley Fire Protection District.

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Job Announcement - Assistant Fuels Management Officer

Assistant Fuels Management Officer

$66,560 - $79,040 Annually


Summary Description

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Fuels Management Officer (AFMO) is to ensure that Lake Valley Fire District’s Fire and Fuels Division adequately meets various grant goals and objectives.  The individual occupying this position reports directly to the District’s Fuels Management Officer.  The grant funded position is “at will” and not supported by the general fund.  The position is full-time with health and retirement benefits for up to five years.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The following job duties are considered typical for a position in this classification.  Any single position may not perform all of these tasks, and/or may perform similar related tasks that are not specifically listed here.

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Lake Valley Fire's 2016 Holiday Engine Schedule

LAKE VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT HOLIDAY ENGINE SCHEDULEHappy holidays from Lake Valley FPD! Here is the schedule for our Holiday engine to drive through our community neighborhoods. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us!December 11 – Echo View Estates, Tahoe Mountain Road, Mule Deer CircleDecember 12 – Lake Tahoe Blvd from Boulder Mountain Drive to Grizzly Mountain DriveDecember 13 – West side of North Upper Truckee from Zuni Street Highway 50, Chiapa DriveDecember 14 – East side of North Upper Truckee from Grizzly Mountain to West San Bernardino Ave.December 15 – Christmas Valley from Highway 50 to Grass Lake RoadDecember 16 –North side of Highway 50 in Meyers (lower Apache, Magnet School), behind Station 7 (Cornelian Drive, Navahoe Drive, Cheyenne Drive).December 17 – North of Pioneer Trail from Highway 50 to Elks Club (Southern Pines Drive, Tionontati Street, Meadow Vale Drive), Player DriveDecember 18 – Upper Apache Drive and Mandan StreetDecember 19 – Pioneer Trail from Busch Way to Washoan Blvd (Glen Eagles Drive, Hekpa Drive)December 20 – Pioneer Trail from Washoan Blvd to Jicarilla Drive (Apalachee Drive, Nadowa Street, Susquehana Drive)December 21 – Kokanee Estates (Marshall Trail, High Meadow Trail)December 22 – Golden Bear Trail, Meadow View Estates (Plateau Circle, Cattleman’s Trail)December 23 – Cold Creek Trail, Del Norte Street, Black Bart from Pioneer Trail to Meadow Crest Drive

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Monday October 17th 2016

Effective at 12:00pm today, the following evacuation orders will be lifted:

Cascade Properties

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10-17-2016 7am

The Emerald Fire is 100% contained. Debris continues to impact the roadway due to the high winds and torrential rains. Fire suppression repair is ongoing. Liberty Utilities continues to work to restore power to all customers.

Road Closures: Highway 89 from Fallen Leaf Lake to Emerald Bay North Gate will remain closed until Caltrans can make the roadway safe.

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Sunday October 16th 2016

Effective at 3:00pm today, the following evacuation orders have been lifted;

Cathedral RdSprings Creek TractCamp ShellyCamp ConcordMt Tallac Rd

The following areas will be open to residents only;

Cascade PropertiesCascade Lake

Fire crews, Law enforcement, Caltrans and Liberty Utilities continue to work in the area. Residents are advised to take extra caution while driving in these areas. 

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Prepare for Wildfire Season by Creating Defensible Space


Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

July 2016

For Immediate Release

Prepare for Wildfire Season by Creating Defensible Space

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CPR BLS and Heart Saver Classes

Sign up now! CPR BLS and Heart Saver classes offered:

June 8th, 23rd

July 6th, 21st

August 3rd, 18th, 31st

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Employment Opportunity

POSITIONFuel Reduction/Chipper LOCATIONSouth Lake Tahoe, CaliforniaPRIMARY DUTIESChipper(s) will be responsible for operating the wood chipper and safely conducting slash disposal at the properties of homeowners within the areas of Lake Valley’s jurisdiction, Fallen Leaf Lake, and Alpine County. Chipper(s) will listen to voicemail messages left by homeowners and properly document all information necessary to provide prompt and professional service. Chipper(s) may conduct other duties as assigned.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS➢ Graduate from high school or successful certification of equivalency➢ Minimum of 18 years of age➢ Ability to perform manual labor, lift heavy loads, and work for extended periods of time➢ Current and valid Nevada or California Driver’s License, Class CDESIRED QUALIFICATIONS➢ Knowledge of, and experience with, wood chipper, chainsaw and other equipment➢ Familiarity driving large vehicles and experience with basic towing operations➢ Ability to work safely and cooperatively in a group setting and work within a variety of working conditions➢ Interpersonal skills are vital due to constant interaction with local homeownersHOW TO APPLYApplications are available at Lake Valley Fire Protection District Station 7 and on Deliver completed applications and proof of desired qualifications to:

Lake Valley Fire Protection District Station 72211 Keetak StreetSouth Lake Tahoe, California 96150ATTN: Martin Goldberg

FINAL FILING DATEApplications are being accepted continuously until filled. Interviews will be conducted upon receipt of a complete application. Final deadline June 6th 2016.CONTACT PERSONMartin GoldbergFire and Fuels Division(530) 577-3737 or goldberg@caltahoefire.netFAX: (530) 577-3739

PLEASE NOTEThis position is a four-month limited term hourly position in the District, assigned to a guaranteed 40-hour workweek. Benefits and housing are not included. Hourly starting rate is $12.00-$14.40 per hour.

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Learn About Fire Adapted Communities


Please join us for an educational evening on Fire Adapted Communities.

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